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Interpersonal Therapist, Supervisor, Couples Counsellor BA

About me

I provide Counselling and Interpersonal Therapy for Individuals and Couples.

I am a therapist and supervisor working in the NHS and in private practice. I have gained 10 years of knowledge and experience in supporting people work through difficulties and improve their lives. 
The therapy I provide is individually tailored to suit your needs by integrating different therapeutic modalities where appropriate. I work with various issues such as, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, stress, and loss.
This therapy is for anyone looking to explore unhelpful patterns, to recover from difficulties in the past, manage distress and make positive changes. I aim to help you to become more self-aware, feel more confident and to develop healthy secure relationships. 

What is Interpersonal Therapy? - this a modern relational therapy used in the NHS. 
A central idea in IPT is that psychological symptoms can be understood as a response to current difficulties in everyday relationships with other people. IPT focuses on four areas: 

-Conflict in relationships that is a source of tension and distress. 
-Life changes, such as divorce/break up/job loss or the birth of a child, that affect people's feelings about themselves and others. 
-Grief and loss (past or present bereavements) which have left people feeling stuck. 
-Difficulties in starting or sustaining relationships. 

I work with you to help you learn effective strategies for dealing with relationship problems and in turn improve your symptoms preventing you from feeling secure and fulfilled. 

I also provide Individual Counselling- this is a popular choice for it’s flexible approach. We would work to explore emotional difficulties and make sense of difficult situations. I help make links to past and present experiences to gain deeper insight into yourself, and your patterns of relating with others.

All the therapy I provide is relational, supportive and collaborative to help you process painful or difficult  experiences and emotions.  We work together to gain new perspectives to reach your potential and individual goals. 

My growing interest in relationships and personal growth led me to train and provide Couples Counselling. This centres around helping couples to develop a deeper level of communication by encouraging each to express and hear the other's needs, develop ways to resolve conflict and identify ways to make changes that will support and nurture closeness and growth in their relationship. 

Couples Counselling also helps process issues with marital affairs, family disputes, and support through difficult transitions, separation and divorce.

I offer face to face, online or telephone therapy from my home in a quiet and confidential location. 

"The quality of your relationships determines the quality of your life"

Training, qualifications & experience

  •  Currently training in systemic Family Therapy (Leeds university)
  • IAPT Couples Therapy for Depression Supervisor
  • PG Couples Counselling for Depression (Tavistock - Relationships)
  • IPT-A (Working creatively with IPT & Adolescents)
  • PG Interpersonal Supervisor Training (NSCAP Leeds)
  • PG Accredited Interpersonal Therapist (NSCAP Leeds)
  • Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • BA honours in Person-Centred Counselling
  • level 4 NCFE diploma in understanding Autism

Registered Member of the BACP

Accredited member of IPTuk

Supervisor register for Couples Therapy: https://coupletherapyfordepression.org/accreditation/approved-accredited/supervisors

Tavistocks Register for Accredited Couples Therapists: https://coupletherapyfordepression.org/accreditation/approved-accredited/practitioners

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • HealthAssured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Individual Therapy £40 for 60 mins

Couples Counselling £50 for 60 mins

Supervision £50 for 60 mins

Trainee Counsellors £35 for 60 mins or £40 for 90 mins. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Face to face, online or  telephone sessions available. 

Evenings and weekends available

Further information

If you would prefer the option of ‘walk and talk’ therapy. I am located in a rural area with privately owned countryside walks.

The emphasis in ‘Walk and Talk Therapy’ is on the therapy, and the walking is a secondary benefit.

You set the pace of the session. You should not expect an extremely strenuous workout or any sort of personal training. If you prefer a meditative, relaxing session of walking or a more active session. ‘Walk and Talk’ Therapy will match your pace.

If you are interested in ‘Walk and Talk’ therapy feel free to enquire further..

Moortown, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, LN7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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External stairs lead to my office

Online platforms

Zoom
Skype

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I provide experienced and supportive supervision for both qualified and trainee counsellors/therapists .

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